The World Gets Safer Every Day

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We were again reminded this week that ignorance can breed misunderstanding and occasionally violence.

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Learning from Dallas

police-line-do-not-cross-tape-at-crime-scene-1-2000x1349.jpgWhat happened in Dallas 5 days ago is nothing short of a tragedy, an outrage, a black eye for America.  Unfortunately, it's also one outrage following a series of other outrages in which people who did not deserve to die were murdered.  Nothing will bring back those murdered officers, nor will it bring back the black men recently shot by police in Minnesota and Baton Rouge.  The best that we as Libertarians can do is learn from Dallas.  We owe it to the dead, police and civilian alike, to seriously reflect on this wave of violence plaguing our country.

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Fiddler on the Roof: It’s about Fathers and Daughters

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The two best days of my life will always be the day I married Kathy and the day our daughter Karyn was born.

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Nevada Is a Leader in Educational Efficiency

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence – 28 June 2016

Recently, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual “Kids Count Data Book” ranked Nevada 49th among the states in K-12 education.

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July 2016 Newsletter

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Income Inequality: The Complete Picture and Its Implications

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Recently, we reviewed the records of the last eight presidents on income growth and inequality. Reagan, Clinton and Nixon/Ford had the best overall records and Obama the worst. Income inequality increased most under Obama and least for George W. Bush.

But what does income inequality really mean?

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Libertarians set to rock Politicon!

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Politicon is an exciting annual event where politics enthusiasts get together to network, exchange ideas, and meet political celebrities.  The event will be on June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  You can get 25% off tickets by using the discount code LIBERTARIAN at http://politicon.eventbrite.com

Libertarians are excited to announce that one pair of political celebrities this year are Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the Libertarian presidential ticket!  Gary Johnson will be delivering the keynote speech to kick off Politicon, which is a big leap from the past obscurity of the LP.

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Classic Rock Showdown: Petty Vs. Eagles

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Recently, the beautiful Mrs. Lawrence and Geoff saw a show they'd eagerly anticipated in which two talented cover bands squared off and the crowd got to decide which of their namesake bands reigned supreme. It was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers versus The Eagles.

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June 2016 Newsletter

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2016 National Convention: My Most Eye-Opening Experience in Politics

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I’ve been a political activist for eleven years.  I volunteered for my Congressman and saw him on a regular basis as a teen.  I worked within the Ron Paul 2012 campaign and canvassed for the Iowa Caucuses.  I’ve been to multiple state conventions since I joined the Libertarian Party in 2014.  None of those experiences was as eye-opening and educational as the 2016 Libertarian National Convention.

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